Duck Mountain, Milo, and The Bog

Pictured: Wendy on Cinco de Mayo (Milo). Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Wendy Carnegie Before I start, we need to start at the beginning… Milo.  Milo, or as his papers identify him, Cinco de Mayo, became my horse the same day I lost my beloved mare, Autumn.  The universe told me I needed to…

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Hit Air Vest for Best Injury Prevention

Pictured: Elizabeth Bima on her mare, Savvy, completing their first 50 mile ride together. Photo Credit: Darice Whyte Written by: Elizabeth Bima I’m no spring chicken – I’m not exactly a winter chicken but definitely closer to a late fall chicken than a spring chicken.  As such, I tend not to bounce as well as…

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Coggins NOT required for BHP 2019

The DRM club takes Coggins testing very seriously. Identifying EIA carriers in our communities is an important tool for protecting our equines from infection. However, despite efforts to get testing done prior to our first ride, there are reported delays in getting results back from the lab. Thankfully, the risk of transmission due to biting…

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Suited to Endurance?

Pictured: Darice Whyte on Shalimar Cierra Rose I sold one of my beautiful Arabian mares recently. I have owned Shalimar Cierra Rose for 10 years and during that time I tried to make her into an endurance horse. Despite my best attempts it just wasn’t her forte. I could tell she was thinking “how much…

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May the 4th be with Us!

Pictured: Shannon Lightfoot and Lily at MEC in 2017 From the desk of Rider, Shannon Lightfoot: Meet Lilly. Lilly is my now 13 year old 1/2 Arab & 1/2 Paint X Mare.  I saw her for sale online in Thunder Bay and started messaging the owner.  After corresponding back and forth we figured out I…

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So what’s your goal?

Well there are only 4 months till our first ride of the season! How are your training plans coming? While I have been out conditioning my horses I have to say I’ve had some heart burn over my mare Tia. Tia ended the season on a rather troublesome note. She seemed stiff in the front…

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The Big Chill – MEC Birds Hill Park

Pictured: L to R, Dianne on Serenade, Darice on Tia, and Tammy on Kaliyah    Photo Credit: Shannon Yaskiw Well it was a chiller thriller at the Park for our final ride of the year. So many brave souls showed up with their steeds despite the horrid weather we had to contend with on Saturday. There…

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